BC Soccer News, Thursday, September 28, 2017




Seattle Sounders 3, Vancouver Whitecaps 0 | 2017 MLS Match RecapMLS
The Seattle Sounders ended a five-game winless skid in the most emphatic way imaginable on Wednesday, thumping their Cascadia Cup rivals the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 at CenturyLink Field via goals from Clint Dempsey, Nicolas Lodeiro (who also assisted on both of his team’s other tallies) and a first MLS strike for Victor Rodriguez.

Vancouver Whitecaps schooled in midweek match-up in Seattle AFTN
Maybe we want to put those parade plans on hold. Vancouver Whitecaps headed down the I5 on a school night and were taught a serious lesson by a rampant Seattle Sounders side, who blew the battle for top four positioning in the MLS Western Conference wide open with a 3-0 home win on Wednesday night.

Sounders FC end ‘Caps undefeated streak at sevenWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC saw their seven-match undefeated streak come to a halt as Seattle Sounders FC won 3-0 behind a goal and two assists from Nicolás Lodeiro at CenturyLink Field on Wednesday evening.

Whitecaps stumble in loss to SeattleRed Nation Online
Whitecaps FC traveled down interstate-five to meet Cascadia rival, Seattle Sounders FC.

Tactical tweaks unleash breakout attacking display for “irritated” SoundersMLS
The Seattle Sounders’ recent offensive drought is a thing of the past. Going into their derby match against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday, the Sounders had managed just three goals in their last five matches and had been shut out in two straight – an offensive rut that had been widely noted as a caveat of their recent 13-match unbeaten run.

Panic on the streets of SeattleSoccer Shorts
Maybe everybody involved with the Vancouver Whitecaps had started to believe their own publicity?

Cascadia Cup comes down to Timbers season finalePortland Tribune
The battle for the 2017 Cascadia Cup will be determined on the last day of the Major League Soccer season.

MLS Review: Kaka bags brace in Orlando rout, Atlanta secures playoff spotSN
Atlanta United’s inaugural MLS season will see the club feature in the playoffs following its win over the Philadelphia Union, while a Kaka double inspired Orlando City to a crushing victory.

NYCFC Ends Winless Streak as Finishing Woes ContinueEmpire of Soccer
New York City FC snapped a three-game winless streak Wednesday night but somehow scored only once against the Montreal Impact.

MLS Closeup: Impact’s season snowballs out of controlSoccer America
In a season of home dominance by many MLS teams, Montreal’s recent failure to prevail at Stade Saputo has turned its season in the wrong direction.

Fire clinch first playoff berth since 2012 with rout of EarthquakesSBI
It took six long and largely disappointing seasons, but the Chicago Fire are finally back in the playoffs.

Red Bulls Search for Positives in 8-Game Winless SkidEmpire of Soccer
While most people can’t, don’t or won’t see any good in an eight-game winless streak, the Red Bulls and Coach Jesse Marsch are trying to.

Los Angeles FC Nearly Fills Stadium Before 2018 MLS DebutMLS Multiplex
The Los Angeles FC’s 2018 MLS debut won’t wait. The team signed up over 16,000 season supporters for their 22,000-seat stadium. That’s before they hired a head coach or filled their roster.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, Colorado Rapids 1, September 23, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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Canada WNT vs USWNT at BC Place, Vancouver – November 9 – Buy Tickets!


The accolades continue to roll in this week for Trinity Western men’s soccer goalkeeper Sebastian Colyn (Langley), as the first-year star was named the U SPORTS Male Athlete of the Week.

SOCCER WEEKEND PREVIEW: Women’s soccer hosts TRU and UBCO, men’s team hits the roadUFV
The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team returns to MRC Sports Complex this weekend for their first home games in three weeks, while the Cascades men’s squad embarks on a road trip.

WSOC PREVIEW: Vikes return home riding high on four game winning streakUVic
The UVic Vikes women’s soccer team will have momentum on their side when they host a pair of Pacific Division teams at Centennial Stadium on September 29 and 30.

‘Birds aim to start new streak in Prince GeorgeUBC
After dropping their first match of the season last weekend, the UBC Thunderbirds (5-1-1) continue a four-game road stint with a pair of games against the UNBC Timberwolves (3-4-3) in Prince George Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30.

WolfPack Men’s Soccer Look To Extend Unbeaten Streak On RoadTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack put their seven match unbeaten streak on the line this weekend in Canada West men’s soccer.

Men’s soccer adds local standout Ventura for 2018-19UVic
Vikes men’s soccer head coach Bruce Wilson is pleased to announce the addition of local product Matteo Ventura. Ventura, a graduate of Reynolds Secondary will join the team for the 2018-19 season.

BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book RecommendationsBC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in ReviewBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.

BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Becoming a BC Soccer RefereeBCSA
Whether you are an experienced referee new to British Columbia or if you are new to the discipline of refereeing BC Soccer Assoc. has a clinic and a pathway for you. The minimum age to become a referee is 12 years old (small sided) and 14 years old (11-a-side). Please enjoy the short video showcasing some Referee programs that BC Soccer offers and continue below for more on how to become a referee in BC!

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Free Physiotherapy Clinical Trial for Achilles Pain at UBC – UBC Centre for Hip Health & Mobility
Do you have Achilles pain? Interested in free Physiotherapy? If yes, join our clinical trial to look at the effectiveness of intramuscular stimulation (IMS), a form of acupuncture therapy, in treating Achilles tendon pain.

The BC Soccer Web Guide to Empire Field BC Soccer Web
Empire Fields and Plateau Sports Park is the lofty and formal name given to Vancouver’s newest addition to the soccer scene. Yet, anyone who’s ever kicked or carried both kinds of footballs around these parts knows the place by heart.

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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.

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Canada Soccer Women’s U-17 National EXCEL Program invites 26 players into second last camp of 2017CSA
Canada Soccer Women’s U-17 National EXCEL (NEX) Program has invited 26 players into its second last camp of 2017, as efforts ramp up ahead of a competitive 2018 beginning with the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in Nicaragua 19-29 April, which will determine qualification for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 running 13 November to 1 December 2018.

Top 10 Canadian Premier League prospects from USportsRed Nation Online
In past years I have covered CIS soccer, now USports, and have mentioned that in terms of quality it is probably the most overlooked brand of soccer in the country. MLS have yet to invite a Canadian university or college player to the combine or the draft, which are designed to help recruit the equivalent players south of the border.

Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 NovemberCSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.

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Hundal, Toronto Stun LouisvilleUSL
Toronto FC II stunned the USL Eastern Conference leaders at the Ontario Soccer Center on Wednesday night as the hosts managed a 1-0 win against Louisville City FC.

Fury FC’s playoff chances wilt in the Harrisburg heatOttawa Citizen
The Ottawa Fury FC dropped a critical contest 1-0 Wednesday night in plus-26 C heat at FNB Field in Harrisburg, Pa.

10-Man Harrisburg Holds Off Fury FCUSL
The Harrisburg City Islanders earned a 1-0 victory against Ottawa Fury FC on Wednesday night at FNB Field despite playing the entire second half down to 10 men.

Phoenix Beats Portland, Clinches PlayoffsUSL
Phoenix Rising FC continued its impressive run, and booked itself a place in the 2017 USL Cup Playoffs with a 2-0 win against the Portland Timbers 2 at Providence Park on Wednesday night.

NASL Braced for Lengthy Legal Battle but First Needs Immediate Win vs. U.S. SoccerSI.com
Litigation, traditionally and stereotypically, is a slog. It takes patience, commitment and money. And then more patience. It can be a war of attrition. Attorney Jeffrey Kessler has nearly 40 years of experience in complex litigation cases, many of which involved pro sports, and he expects his latest lawsuit involving the North American Soccer League and U.S. Soccer Federation to take a while as well—perhaps up to two years. But the NASL doesn’t have two years.

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Courage clinch the NWSL Shield with a whopping 4–0 win over Houston Soccer n’ Sweet Tea
North Carolina broke several records Wednesday night while clinching the best record in the league in 2017.

Nadia Nadim: Manchester City Women sign Denmark strikerBBC Sport
Women’s Super League champions Manchester City have signed Denmark international Nadia Nadim.

Yeovil Town Ladies release statement following FA plans for Women’s Super LeagueChard & Ilminster News
YEOVIL Town Ladies have expressed their disappointment with the FA’s plans to restructure and relicense the top tiers of the women’s football pyramid.

West Ham United Ladies: Club plans to bid for Women’s Super League licenseBBC Sport
West Ham United Ladies will bid for a licence to play in next season’s restructured Women’s Super League.

US women’s team gives seed money to help launch NWSL unionKIRO
The U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association is donating $16,000 to help get the union for players in the National Women’s Soccer League off the ground.

The World According to Weimer: A Road Win, FinallyEmpire of Soccer
I realize that it’s the end of September and I’m writing that we, the Boston Breakers, just got our first away win of the National Women’s Soccer League season. That sounds super harsh and feels terrible to type, but there is something about the win against the Washington Spirit over the weekend that doesn’t feel terrible at all.

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Bayern Munich part company with coach Carlo Ancelotti after PSG defeatESPN FC
Carlo Ancelotti has left his role as coach at Bayern Munich, the club confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

Ancelotti only tip of the iceberg as Bayern need complete overhaulSN
Bayern have never exuded the same type of intensity or fluidity under Ancelotti as they did under his predecessor Pep Guardiola, who won three consecutive Bundesliga titles.

Paris Saint-Germain blanks Bayern Munich in Champions League playToronto Star
Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Basel, Celtic, Chelsea, Barcelona and Juventus all score Champions League victories.

Europa League preview: Everton hosts Cypriots; Arsenal in BelarusNBC Sports
The two Premier League clubs currently in this season’s Europa League could hardly have found more differing stars to life in the UEL.

Premier League’s big 6 face opposition on overseas TV revenue plans – reportsESPN FC
The Premier League’s six wealthiest clubs — Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham — are facing significant opposition over a controversial proposal to revamp how overseas TV revenue is distributed throughout the division, according to reports.

Malaysian travel ban forces AFC 2019 qualifier vs North Korea to be cancelledInside World Football
The search for a suitable venue for Malaysia’s Asian Cup qualifier against North Korea has intensified following the Malaysian government’s imposition of a travel ban that has thrown more doubt on the controversial fixture.

Football clubs should stop exaggerating their attendance figuresThe Guardian
Clubs and leagues want to look popular, attract sponsors and justify government investment, but they shouldn’t lie to fans.

PES breaks new ground with UEFA, signing as official eSports competitionInside World Football
Konami has signed a deal with UEFA Champions League to make its PES League World Tour 2018 the official UEFA Champions League eSports competition.

FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine achieves global successFIFA
A year and a half after its launch, the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine is proving a real success story. As of 25 September 2017, the free online course had registered almost 25,000 users, with 1,200 of them having already obtained the certificate after successfully completing the 42 modules and quizzes. The initiative has triggered global interest attracting users from almost every corner of the world, with Egypt, the UK, India, Australia and the USA forming the five most represented countries.

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